Enola Holmes has turned 16 only to discover that her mother has disappeared.
Not content to be the ward of her older brother Mycroft, Enola goes on her own adventure to save her friend and track down her mother.
From director Harry Bradbeer, the film is based on the Enola Holmes mysteries by author Nancy Springer.
Brought to life by Netflix in 2020, Enola Holmes stars Millie Bobby Brown (Stranger Things) as the youngest member of the Holmes family.
What Is Enola Holmes About?
It's 1884, and on the morning of her 16th birthday, Enola awakes to find that her mother (Helena Bonham Carter) has upped and left without a word.
As her two older brothers, Sherlock and Mycroft left home 12 years older, Enola has been raised exclusively by her widowed mother.
Left by herself, her two brothers return to find out what is going on and soon Enola's world is changed for the worst.
With Mycroft (Sam Claflin, Love Wedding Repeat) now her guardian, he insists that Enola tames her wild ways and attends a finishing school for ladies.
Sherlock (Henry Cavill, The Witcher) doesn't offer her much by way of support so Enola decides to take matters into her own hands.
Following a series of clues left by her mother, Enola decides to run away and track her down. Quite soon into the proceedings, Enola encounters another teenage runaway, Viscount Tewkesbury (Louis Partridge).
The duo soon discovers that somebody is out to murder him. So begins the adventure to both stay alive and find Eudoria Holmes. And all without Mycroft, Sherlock, or the police catching up with them.
Enola Holmes Official Trailer
Is Enola Holmes Worth Watching?
There is a lot to like about Enola Holmes. Firstly Millie Bobby Brown is incredibly good and despite the big names in the additional cast, she really does carry this movie 100% of the time.
The breaking of the fourth wall gives additional insight into what is going on and adds quirkiness to the film.
It is also a decent mystery with a couple of twists and despite being set in the 1800s has a solid message for young girls about following their own path in life.
That's also what makes it an excellent family movie. This isn't a Sherlock Holmes film. This is an Enola Holmes film. She's high spirited, unfamiliar with a world outside of how she great up, and has been raised to be feisty and unafraid.
If you are hoping for some pipe puffing and epic mystery-solving steeped in accurate historical detail, then you are bang out of luck.
This is an entirely fictional, light-hearted family movie and it does exactly what it says on the tin. Great job by Millie Bobby Brown!
Enola Holmes 2 – Release Date
The good news for fans of the first movie is that Enola Holmes 2 has been confirmed by Netflix.
As with the original film, the screenplay is from writer Jack Thorne with Millie Bobby Brown back, reprising her role as Enola Holmes.
Also back are Henry Cavill, Louis Partridge, Adeel Akhtar, Susie Wokoma and Helen Bonham Carter.
They will be joined by some new faces including Sharon Duncan-Brewster, and David Thewlis in supporting roles.
Netflix has confirmed the Enola Holmes 2 release date as November 4th 2022. You can watch it from that day on the streaming platform.
Enola's new adventure takes her on a high-stakes chase across London when a penniless matchstick girl hires her to locate her missing sister.
Enola Holmes Movie Cast
Millie Bobby Brown as Enola Holmes, the younger sister in the famous Holmes family.
Henry Cavill as Sherlock Holmes, a renowned private detective and Enola's famous brother.
Sam Claflin as Mycroft Holmes, the oldest of the Holmes siblings and Enola's legal guardian.
Helena Bonham Carter as Eudoria Holmes, Enola's missing mother
Louis Partridge as Tewkesbury
Burn Gorman as Linthorn
Adeel Akhtar as Lestrade
Susie Wokoma as Edith
Hattie Morahan as Lady Tewkesbury
David Bamber as Sir Whimbrel Tewkesbury, Tewkesbury's uncle
Frances de la Tour as The Dowager
Claire Rushbrook as Mrs. Lane, the family housekeeper
Fiona Shaw as Miss Harrison
Ellie Haddington as Miss Gregory